Thank you for a wonderful year!

It’s such a pleasure to work with the wonderful members and volunteers who make PJALS a strong and effective organization. Thank you for your donations, your time, and your belief that we can act together to shift the balance of power toward economic justice, human rights, and peace. Click here to read about our inspiring […]

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November-December 2011 Handful of Salt

Click here to view or download a pdf of our Handful of Salt newsletter from November-December 2011.

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Death and Life in the USA

Rusty Nelson on Peace and War By Rusty Nelson The death penalty in the US looks a lot like it did in 1986. In fact it looks so similar that, for the 87th time, I’m tempted to throw up my hands and give up any hope that capital punishment will be abolished in my lifetime. But, […]

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Hello PJALS!

By Shar Lichty, Organizer Although many of you already know me from my time with PJALS over the past two years, first as a BASW practicum student and then as a VISTA Volunteer, I wanted to say hello as I begin the new leg of my journey with PJALS as an Organizer. I moved to […]

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Change doesn’t happen from staying silent

By Alyssa Henderson, intern For every person, there is a story meant to be told. And for some people, that story has the power to transform a life. On September 26, I had the honor of meeting a man whose story impacted my life in a very meaningful way. I walked away with a new […]

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Work Not War: Bring Our Billion$ Home

by Shar Lichty, Organizer On Saturday, October 8 PJALS held what has sadly become a yearly event, a march against US war and occupation to commemorate the 10th anniversary of US war in Afghanistan, now the longest war in US history. As part of our Bring Our Billion$ Home campaign this year’s theme was “Work […]

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Showdown at Suncadia

By Amanda Hunt, intern On September 21, I attended the Showdown in Suncadia, in beautiful and remote Cle Elum, WA. Suncadia is a luxurious mountain resort in the majestic Cascade Mountains. This event was organized by Washington Community Action Network, and joined by many organizations from across the state. Shar Lichty, Brock Baker, myself, and […]

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The Game is Rigged

by Michael Poulin, guest writer Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Many of our activities today strike me as fitting that description. For example, searching for work and applying for jobs when nobody has the money to pay wages. Or expecting to find customers when […]

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